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How did I get out of the habit of going to the library?

I don’t know how it happened but we have not visited the library for a long long time, certainly not this year.  I guess homework is largely to blame, Fjord has a ridiculous amount of homework in Gr 1 and the afternoons fly by.  He has been nagging me to return to the library, yesterday we rushed to get homework ... Read More »

My new Sony Xperia Go phone – review

The time came for me to upgrade from my Nokia C3.  I really really wanted a phone with buttons, I’m old-fashioned that way.  I ended up getting a touch screen only phone, the Sony Xperia Go.  Oddly enough writing text messages on the phone is the feature that I like the most.  I absolutely love the function where you just ... Read More »

Durban – I heart Market

The texture, the colours and aromas of food and craft markets are a sensual delight.  I have now found my favourite.  The I heart (written as the heart symbol) Market at the Moses Mabhida stadium grounds in Durban.  During our winter visit to Durban a special classmate from Maris Stella class of ’86 arranged that we meet at the I ... Read More »

Supper at Spice, all things nice

In a home with 2 small children and an absence of babysitters, romance is scarce. An evening out together when we can relax and communicate about subjects beyond home and children is a biannual event at best. Because a special meal out is a special occasion it is ideal not to be disappointed (which does happen). On our last trip ... Read More »

Gunther’s – Midlands Meander

If you follow this blog or know me, you will know that I love the Natal Midlands.  This was our first visit to Gunther’s.  Walking in we loved the look and feel of this scenic, outdoor restaurant.  The St Bernard dogs, Hansel and Gretel add to the warm, homely ambiance.  Gunther greeted us with a welcoming smile and encouraged us ... Read More »

Mont Aux Sources Hotel

Our original booking to stay at Mont Aux Sources Hotel in the Drakensberg had been made for the week before this visit.  Unfortunately nearly half way there we were forced to turn around and return home because our house was broken into.  Luckily Esme at reservations was very understanding and accommodating in postponing our booking by one week.  This time ... Read More »

Culamoya Chimes – Harmony in the Natal Midlands

The Natal Midlands breath magic and poetry, there is art in nature and nature in art.  The hills are alive and they sing to you, if you go to Culamoya Chimes this transfers from metaphor to reality.  A breeze blows through you and the cobwebs fall away. Frik and Lola are examples of pure good folk and you feel it ... Read More »

The Wine Cellar Rosetta – Wine and the best flavoured coffees

When driving through Rosetta in the Natal Midlands there is one place where we always have to stop.  There is no choice in the matter.  That place is The Wine Cellar.  The cosy wine cellar housing special wines has magnetic allure, however this is not the reason why we must stop.  When we have space in the car and time ... Read More »

Cellu-Beauty at Natal Spa – self indulgence won the day

I have ingrained in me the perfect recipe for self-denial, I grew up Catholic and I am a mother.  Sack cloth and ashes is my natural style.  The decadent bliss of a back and head massage at Cellu-Beauty on our weekend away at Natal Spa was worth the instinctive guilt. I probably would not have been led into temptation but ... Read More »

Natal Spa – Ulitmate kids getaway

We chose Natal Spa as the place to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary. The resort is set in the rolling hills of northern KZN with many huge boulders which house families of dassies, and apart from the scenery the hot spring pools are the main attraction. I’m still surprised that in all my years of living in Durban, I never ... Read More »